Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman addressed a joint press briefing after signing five bilateral ties in New Delhi.
While addressing the joint statement, PM Modi reiterated India’s stand on leading the fight against terrorism, in the aftermath of the gruesome terror attack in Pulwama district in which 40 Indian soldiers were killed by JeM terrorist-backed by Pakistan army and ISI.
Speaking on the issue of growing terrorism menace, Modi asserted that India and Saudi Arabia have decided to join hands together in the fight against terrorism.
“What happened in Pulwama is an indication of the increasing threat from terrorism to the world. We expressed solidarity on the issue of terrorism and are assured to put pressure on other countries for their support in the fight against terrorism. Saudi and India are on the same page when it comes to maintaining regional peace and stability. We are also sure that it will be beneficial for both nations to strengthen our cooperation on maritime security, cyber security, and counter-terrorism,” PM Modi said.
Responding to the Indian Prime Minister’s statement, the Saudi Crown Prince also promised to provide full and complete support to India on its fight against terrorism in Pakistan, by extending cooperation in sharing intelligence
“Extremism and terrorism are our common concerns. We would like to tell our friend India that we’ll cooperate on all fronts, be it intelligence sharing. We’ll work with everyone to ensure a brighter future for our upcoming generations,” Saudi Crown Prince Salman said during the joint press briefing.